Nutrition Care Clerk, Food And Nutrition Services

Job Description

Receive, process and implement diet changes. Respond to inquiries from patients, family members or health care providers regarding meal service or other dietary needs/requests. Receive and deliver meal trays, tube feeding and nourishments to patients and/or patient units. Assist patients with tray set-up. Retrieve soiled trays from rooms, patient care units and return to kitchen. Utilize approved scripts when delivering and collecting meal trays. Utilize effective problem solving techniques, which promote respect and cultural sensitivity. Check patient unit refrigerators for supply of bulk juices/milk. Order juice/milk to replenish to par levels. Deliver bulk juices to patient unit refrigerators. Check food products in refrigerators for correct labeling and expiration dates. Dispose of products incorrectly labeled and expired. - 40% � Receive and interpret ADT, diet order and consult requisitions from hospital patient information system. Utilize department computer software system to enter patient dietary information and patient menu selections. Utilize computer downtime procedure when needed. Maintain standards for data security and confidentiality. - 25% � Maintain standards of personal hygiene and infection control; maintain standards of dress per department policy. Clean service area and related equipment /carts. Communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors. Follow department protocol for telephones, pagers and other communications devices. - 15% � Disassemble soiled cafeteria trays upon return to the kitchen; sort, wash and rinse dishes and silverware; load operate and unload dishwasher and store washed items. - 15% � Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned or needed. - 5% | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 10% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 40% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 20% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 100% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 100% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 100% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 25% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 25% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 25% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 25% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 30% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 30% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 30% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 5% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 75% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Responsibilities

Receive, process and implement diet changes. Respond to inquiries from patients, family members or health care providers regarding meal service or other dietary needs/requests. Receive and deliver meal trays, tube feeding and nourishments to patients and/or patient units. Assist patients with tray set-up. Retrieve soiled trays from rooms, patient care units and return to kitchen. Utilize approved scripts when delivering and collecting meal trays. Utilize effective problem solving techniques, which promote respect and cultural sensitivity. Check patient unit refrigerators for supply of bulk juices/milk. Order juice/milk to replenish to par levels. Deliver bulk juices to patient unit refrigerators. Check food products in refrigerators for correct labeling and expiration dates. Dispose of products incorrectly labeled and expired. - 40% � Receive and interpret ADT, diet order and consult requisitions from hospital patient information system. Utilize department computer software system to enter patient dietary information and patient menu selections. Utilize computer downtime procedure when needed. Maintain standards for data security and confidentiality. - 25% � Maintain standards of personal hygiene and infection control; maintain standards of dress per department policy. Clean service area and related equipment /carts. Communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors. Follow department protocol for telephones, pagers and other communications devices. - 15% � Disassemble soiled cafeteria trays upon return to the kitchen; sort, wash and rinse dishes and silverware; load operate and unload dishwasher and store washed items. - 15% � Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned or needed. - 5% | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 10% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 40% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 20% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 100% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 100% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 100% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 25% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 25% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 25% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 25% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 30% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 30% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 30% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 5% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 75% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED ? Preferred Degree: Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree | BLS | Minimum Required: Willing to certify, license or graduate within 18 months ? Preferred: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience